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Unethical business practices harm organizations and economies. Large-scale business failures such as Enron—as well as the more recent failures related to the global financial crisis—highlight the consequences of unethical business practices and amoral management. Professional accountants, as stewards of transparency and trust, and subject to a professional code of ethics, have a key role to play not only in upholding but in encouraging and influencing ethical behavior and decision making within their organizations. Read More
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CPA Canada partnered with the University of Toronto in a one-day symposium on best practices for teaching the principles of ethics and professional judgment within five different professions. Read the collection of the symposium participants' papers as well as solicited input.
Learn to use process-based management (PBM) to enhance customer service and value. In this section you will find a four-document series that will help your organization increase its efficiency without sacrificing customers’ needs.
The European Parliament has endorsed new rules on money laundering which it hopes will reduce tax crimes and terrorist financing.
Attention to the company culture is a must following a compliance failure.
The economic crisis, LIBOR and energy price fixing scandals, the miss-selling of financial products like PPI, ‘aggressive’ tax avoidance and consumer product complaints have all contributed to a crisis of confidence in business.
CEOs with high marks for character had higher average return on assets. That’s nearly five times as much as what those with low character ratings had.
Ethical behaviour is not always best defined within the confines of the law.
- Q&A: IESBA's Wui San Kwok Sees Accountants Facing Ethical Pressures
July 15, 2015 - Accounting Today
- Fraud Reporting: New Bottle, Old Wine?
June 15, 2015 - The Hindu Business Line
- UK Companies Still Have Work to Do on Ethics
June 3, 2015 - CGMA Magazine
- Mastercard Boss Tasks Accountants on Integrity, Value, Ethics
June 1, 2015 - This Day Live
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